Tuesday, January 26, 2016

C. J. Huff one of four finalists for Fayetteville superintendent post

Four candidates remain in the running for the superintendent position in the Fayetteville, Arkansas School District and one of them is former Joplin Superintendent C. J. Huff.

Huff was one of six candidates chosen to interview for the position, but one candidate withdrew before the interview and another took his name out of consideration after his interview.

The board is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. today and may select its new superintendent.

Originally, the board had intended to bring back one or two candidates for a day-long session in which they would meet the community. That is no longer the plan, according to an article in today's Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette:

With two candidates already withdrawing, (Board President Tim) Hudson thinks it's in the best interest of the district and the candidate to wrap up the selection process rather than present a finalist, bring the person back for a visit with the community and then start negotiating a contract, he said.

The other finalists are Kim Garrett, Fayetteville associate superintendent for secondary education; Jeff Collum, Benton superintendent; and Matt Wendt, superintendent of Community Unit School District 308 in Oswego, Illinois.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like they are going with the internal candidate.

Anonymous said...

Huff might be a good fit with being bought off for the sake of the kids. Hope they are smart enough to select the internal person!

Anonymous said...

You sure seem obsessed with Huff. I thought he was gone from Joplin Schools

Anonymous said...

Dr. Matthew Wendt, I thought I recognized that name when I read it, former Pittsburg USD 250 Super. Left there in the mid-2000s. Another Pittsburg State guy similar to Huff.


It appears he has left a few skeletons in his closet in Illinois too after he left Pittsburg as well:


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Anonymous said...

If they select Huff, they're morons. The guy is shady and unethical, but then again so are many superintendents.

Anonymous said...

Iowa was where Mr. Wendt went when he left Pittsburg as an assistant superintendent. He didn't leave Ankeny happy with him. There was something on Des Moines News about his leaving Illinois the same way he left Iowa, tonight April 5th, 2018. Googled him and a charge of sexual abuse from a Fayette employee of the school was listed.